Thomas3.20.2010

Emotions

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Aug 20, 2015

The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.  Richard Rohr

When you are at the beginning of your quit, you often feel emotions that seem overwhelming! Anger, Fear, Anxiety, even Joy, Happiness, Excitement! All those years we hid our feelings under a Smoke Cloud - we couldn't feel either really good or really bad - just a numbing blah!

Now, all of a sudden, you feel intensely - you're out of your comfort zone! I've heard many people say that they didn't think it was "fair" to their families to be so emotional, when in fact what they are feeling is the REAL ME for the first time in many, many years!

Folks say that they perceive this emotional intensity as "immaturity" when, in fact, it's more immature to squash your feelings with poisonous substances rather than learn to cope with and live with the true Creator-given YOU!

How are you going to deal with substance- caused chronic illness if you can't live with true natural feelings? Yes, your family will have to go through this learning transition with you and you will be modeling extraordinarily important living skills because, truthfully, life is a whole series of stepping out of our comfort zones! Knowing how is what living is all about!

Feelings have been given to human beings for a reason! Life with feelings of all kinds is abundantly rich and fruitful! LIVE LIFE ABUNDANTLY -Smoke FREE!

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